Gifu Chapter

Grading the Activity Not the Material / Get Them to Ask You: Making Self-Intro Lessons More Student-Centred

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 18 July 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Mark Kulek (Gifu Kids)
Speaker: 
Steven Charles

Grading the Activity Not the Material: Conversation schools teach a wide range of age groups with a wide range of English abilities. For consistency, classroom management and ease, the participants will see the importance of utilizing the same materials no matter age and ability level. Mark will demonstrate how sequencing activities helps both students and teachers.

Location: 
Gifu Station, Juroku Plaza 4F kenkyushitsu 2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Retasking Dictogloss / Extremely Short Stories (ESS)

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 May 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Mike Stockwell (Sugiyama Jogakuen University)
Speaker: 
Saya Ike (Sugiyama Jogakuen University)
Speaker: 
Cheryl DiCello (Sugiyama Jogakuen University)

Retasking Dictogloss: This presentation will demonstrate three ways a short dictogloss component on quizzes supports vocabulary acquisition, timely assessment, and evaluation of achievement for learners.

Location: 
Juroku Plaza, 4F, Kenkyushitsu 1
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Re-writing classic foreign literature as graded readers

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 18 April 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Alastair Lamond

The presentation will focus on the mechanics and retelling process of writing a graded reader at a low level as well as look at the socio-cultural benefits of low-level graded reader versions of non-Western classic literature. The presenter will share how he approached the project to ensure a connection with a modern audience.

Location: 
JR Gifu Station, Heartful Square 2F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Teaching the Question of Culture

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Brent A. Hack (Aichi Prefectural University)

Language education at Japanese universities has shifted towards cultivating a “global” mindset. This includes cultural instruction. However, set images of a “target culture” carry the risk of reinforcing a stereotyped worldview.

Location: 
Heartful-Square-2F (East-Wing)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen, 1st visit free.

Nagoya/Gifu: Four Corners- Learning through English in Thai Schools: Policy, Concerns and Directions

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Sonthida Keyuravong, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi.

International education is now a buzzword in Thailand. As a result, English instruction programs are mushrooming. Meanwhile, these programs are seen as helping this country become globally
competitive. But are they really beneficial as believed by the Education Ministry? The presenter will look at the evolution of these programs, government policy, and current status.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 3F, Lecture Room 1
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Characteristics and Uses of Teacher Personal Narratives in the Language Classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 21 February 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Suzanne Bonn (Aston University, PhD Candidate)

Do you share personal stories with students in the classroom? Based on PhD research, Suzanne will discuss the characteristics and uses of what she terms teacher personal narratives (TPNs). She will share significant research findings that may affect the way language teachers instruct at all levels of education.

Location: 
Heartful-Square-2F (East-Wing)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Tailoring Digital Music Material for the EFL Classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 17 January 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Steve Quasha (Sugiyama Jogakuen University)

One major challenge for teachers using music in EFL classes is choosing appropriate material to both stimulate student interest while serving as a worthwhile linguistic activity. In this workshop, the presenter will introduce a four skills approach utilizing a smartphone app that helps make music more comprehensible.

Location: 
Gifu JR Station, Juroku Plaza
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Gifu JALT Conference Preview

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 8 November 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Brent Simmonds
Speaker: 
Kathleen Cahill
Speaker: 
Mike Stockwell
Speaker: 
John Spiri

Four JALTGifu members will present on the theme they will be presenting on at the national conference in November. This will give those of us who can't make it to Tsukuba a chance to see some of the presentations. It will also be a great way for the presenters to get feedback.

NGO Gender Awareness Material (Brent Simmonds)

Location: 
Room 2, Juroku Plaza, Gifu City. Juroku Plaza is to the left of the north exit of JR Gifu Station じゅうろくプラザ 岐阜市橋本町1丁目10番地11研修室2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Mind And Body: Active Learning And Teaching Strategies

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 27 September 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Marco Brazil (Smart Kids Circle)

Research shows the brain is more activated by movement than by sitting which increases fatigue and reduces concentration. Learning by doing creates more neural networks in the brain. Moreover children find active learning to be more fun and engaging, which means they’re more incline to learn. In this workshop the presenter will share some classroom-tested games you can use right away.

Location: 
Heartful Square, Gifu Station, East Wing, 2F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Dictation and internet media: activities integrating old and new

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Mark Rebuck (Meijo University)

This workshop will introduce several variations on ‘standard dictation,' focusing in particular on combining dictation with talk-radio audio clips and YouTube videos. The presenter will introduce examples of such dictation-authentic media activities from both general English and EMP (English for Medical Purposes) classes.

Location: 
JR Gifu Station, Heartful Square, 2F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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